History

The success story begins with the invention of the all-side roller

In 1957, when Karl Stumpf, a sales representative from Offenbach, goes on a business trip to Hochmoor, the moor in Gescher-Hochmoor has been drained after a devastating fire. He receives an unusual offer: the site of the marshalling yard, including tools and 10 to 15 workers, for a one-time price. Stumpf jumps at the chance: In April, he founds Karl Stumpf KG, from which today’s TRAPO AG emerges.

 

Successful transformation into complete line supplier

In the 1970s, the company changes from a manufacturer of conveyor technology components to a producer of large systems.

In the 90s, the company establishes itself under the name TRAPO AG as a partner to industry for special systems – thanks to its own stainless steel production also in the field of clean room technology.

TRAPO is a specialist in the development, design, production and commissioning of conveyor technology, robot systems and automation.

Internationally positioned: Partner in automation

Today, TRAPO AG has an international structure and, thanks to decades of expertise, is a partner in automation.

TRAPO solutions are used in picking, packing, (de)palletizing, packaging, conveying, warehouse logistics, sorting and distribution technology as well as loading and unloading.

TRAPO AG offers cross-industry automated solutions for production and intralogistics before the need arises.

The most important
Milestones

1957

Foundation of Karl Stumpf KG by Karl Stumpf

Karl Stumpf TRAPO AG
01.04.1957
20.04.1957

Development of the innovative all-side roller

Allseitenrolle TRAPO AG

1959

Manufacturing in Hochmoor

Hochmoor TRAPO AG
01.05.1959

1968

01.01.1968

Construction of the office building in Hochmoor

Bau Gebäude Hochmoor TRAPO AG

1971

Expansion to 4000 m² production area

Erweiterung Fläche TRAPO AG
14.01.1971

1986

01.01.1986

Foundation of the sister company TRAPOROL GmbH

Traporol TRAPO AG

1995

Change of name to TRAPO AG

Historie Umfirmierung TRAPO AG
06.06.1995

2000

21.07.2000

Expansion to 8250 m² production area

Neue Fertigungshalle TRAPO AG

2006

Expansion to 9750 m² production area

Erweiterung Produktionsfläche TRAPO AG
01.07.2006

2008

17.01.2008

Expansion of gripper development

Greiferentwicklung TRAPO AG

2010

Omni ejector development

Omni Ausschleuser TRAPO AG
01.01.2010

2012

01.01.2012

New construction and commissioning of the new production hall, expansion to 11,250 m².

2015

Development of the 24-Volt technology

24 Volt TRAPO AG
01.01.2015

2016

01.01.2016

Development of flexible palletizing systems

Aufnahme von Zwischenlagen zum Stabilisieren des Stapels

2017

TRAPO AG celebrated its 60th anniversary | Focus on human safety | Development of MRK systems

60 Jahre TRAPO AG
01.01.2017

2018

01.01.2018

The compact high-performance palletizing line from the HLP series impresses at ACHEMA. Layer formation optionally by flexible OMNI CON® or with high-performance kinematic system.

Exaktes Lagenbilden beim Palettieren.

2019

Introduction of the TRAPO Transport Shuttle (TTS Series).

Fahrerlose Transportsysteme TRAPO AG
16.05.2019

2020

01.01.2020
Digital Transformation

The TRAPO Digital Hub bundles tools that provide online support for sales and service issues, commissioning and predictive maintenance

TRAPO Digital HUB

High-performance sorter systems for picking in distribution centers: TRAPO Omni Sorter (TOS Series) and TRAPO Sphere Sorter (TSS Series).

TOS TRAPO AG
20.04.2020
01.06.2020

Presentation of pick and place applications with parallel kinematics for layer forming and packaging processes (HPPS series and HPS series).

Picken und Verpacken in Kartons: mit Hochleistungs-Kinematik-Picker von TRAPO.

More safety at the loading bay: autonomous loading and unloading with the TRAPO Loading System TLS 3600 (TLS series).

TLS TRAPO AG
01.07.2020
01.11.2020

More safety at the loading bay: autonomous loading and unloading with the TRAPO Loading System TLS 3600 (TLS series). Moving on rails or with the TRAPO Moving System (TMS series). It picks up the TLS and positions it.

TRAPO Moving System

2021

Depalletizer (HLDP series) for empty cans and jars, operating at ground level as one of the fastest in the world market.

Lagen-Depalletierer
01.04.2021
1957
today

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